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Old 08-07-2004, 06:24 PM   #31
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My Dad worked for the Pontiac Motors Corporation for 31 years. He worked his way upto one of the top-six in the Company. After spending three years in Sardinia, Italy with the U.*. Navy it was time for a new car when we returned to Ventura , Ca. Having the GM Family Plan discount available to me to save a bunch off the top of a new Pontiac, we purchased the SSE new as soon as we got home. My only regret,.............. We had to buy in a hurry as I had to return to Italy solo for a three month turn over with my replacement,......... and the SSEi was nowhere to be found in the Green/Taupe combination that my wife had her heart set on, So I settled for the SSE.

The wife is long gone,............... but I still have my SSE. :0)
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I got mine after I got hit in my 93 Grand Am GT. Man that car was sweet but it was totaled after that and I walked away with a banged up knee. Anyhow I bought my 94 SSEi from my sister who got it from my other sister. It had 128K on it in 2002 and now its got 168K. Just changed the water pump and the harmonic balancer or vibration dampner is going next. I'm supposed to get a 96 Cutlass of my bro in the next year so the Bonne will get lots of overtime work done on it then. Just to let you know my sister sold it to my other sister becuz her company began leasing a car for her... a Lexus GS 300... those are pretty sweet, i know i drove it. My other sister sold me the Bonnie cuz they had just got a brand new Yukon. Can't wait to get that Cutlass so I can give the old bonnie some vacation time.
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The day was May 8th 2003, i was looking through local ads of cars for sale. I currently had a 1986 Park Avenue with 647,000 orig kms on the clock. This car was done, i was sick of it, and sick of the huge puddles it left behind when i parked it. I phoned on a few cars: Cavaliers, sundbird, and another much nicer 87 Park Avenue. My dad saw the ad reading 1993 Bonneville SSEi loaded.supercharged 4800 o.b.o . I phoned, we went and looked at it, test drove it, talked him down to 4400, fell in love right there, I bought it, and was so pumped that I now had a Bonneville SSEi, wow, what a nice feeling, unfortunatly the car is now gone, and I don't want to see it ever again. I spent 5000 in parts and labour and other junk on the car in the 1 1/2 years I owned it. The odometer read 235,100kms when I bought it, it read 253,500 when I sold it, so I got 18,400 kms out of it..hardly. But thanks to that Bonneville, I'm now so addicted to Bonnevilles, its not even funny. Even driving a 2 year old Alero, I still dream of the day that I own another Bonneville, most likely an other 92-95, since most others are very expensive.
Oh and did I mention that the Supercharged L67 blew the absolute crap outta my LG2 with 407,000 miles?!!!??!
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For the '93 SSEi:

Decided to get a car. Friend had a GTP, so I decided to go supercharged. Looked on eBay and found it with a Buy It Now price of $2500. He also mentioned that he would consider partial trade for any muscle car. I had a '71 Torino with the 351 Cleveland and offered it, and he took it for $1500. Drove the Torino to Missouri and picked up the SSEi.

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Decided that I wanted a 2000 SSEi, but set my limit at $10,000. Had a hard time finding at first, then Tamara announced that she had to sell hers for $13k CDN. Exchange rate at that time was 72%. So, I called the bank and they said, "Get it!" :P Thanks, Tam!!
lol! when we have a topic behind the story of "your first house" i'll be able to say thank YOU!!
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Saw my 2001 SLE in the AutoTrader at a Chrysler dealership. They wanted 18k for it with 55k kms on her. Talked him down to 17k and quickly signed the papers before he knew what he had. Picked the car up a week later and buddy was some pissed. He must have done some checking and realized he'd unsold it by a few k'* I've had the car a little over a year now and even though i had to put a new tranny in it i still love it very much. My hubby drives the 94 SE and we've had it 8 years now and still a reliable car with 265,000 kms
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Well.. lookin for a bigger ballsier car that would make a perfect sleeper *Since my crappylier was bait and the exhaust alone.. everyone knows me coming*

Was going to pick up a Camaro SS w/auto then saw insurance rate. pass.. then was lookin @ Caddy STS and talked to Tamara online about a Bonnie.. for the price of a 94 STS that well.. seems kinda fishy since no one seems to know the history of the car and it has lots of rough edges ( like it went dukes of hazzard and got re-banged out by Wal Mart mechanics ) she talked me into my white Si-yar.. wanted my black knight which was cheaper but meh.. woman always have the last say.. lmao !!
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Originally Posted by TrueWildMan
For the '93 SSEi:

Decided to get a car. Friend had a GTP, so I decided to go supercharged. Looked on eBay and found it with a Buy It Now price of $2500. He also mentioned that he would consider partial trade for any muscle car. I had a '71 Torino with the 351 Cleveland and offered it, and he took it for $1500. Drove the Torino to Missouri and picked up the SSEi.

For the 2000 SSEi:

Decided that I wanted a 2000 SSEi, but set my limit at $10,000. Had a hard time finding at first, then Tamara announced that she had to sell hers for $13k CDN. Exchange rate at that time was 72%. So, I called the bank and they said, "Get it!" :P Thanks, Tam!!
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My addiction to Bonnevilles is mostly my babes fault.She told me how cool she thinks they are and that they are Pontiacs that they get a lot of mileage.Her 92 firebird is still runnin sweet with 194,900 on it with the original tranny and engine.The more I researched and checked em out it started to become Pontiac'* fault. This is one cool line of cars. With no money to spare, I still was lookin everyday for awhile because I had to have one. Me and my babe mustered up $1,000 up through time (which aint a whole hell of a lot to work with) but much to my chagrin, me and my babe have added another Pontiac to our driveway. We saw the add (which I have been religously lookin for everyday) and contacted the owner ASAP. Driving past the house while looking for the number was when I first seen the car. I was sure it wasnt it , it looked to nice. But after taking it for a ride with my babe and the owner and his son I couldnt believe I was going to be drivin a Bonnie.The interior is immaculate, the engine is very clean. My first offer after the drive was $750.00, just $50.00 under the asking price, and it was quickly settled with a handshake..The 89 SSE had 130,800 on it with a new transmission installed 50,000 miles ago.The owner'* dad was the origanl owner selling it to him 4 years ago after buying a new Bonneville.It was well maintained with all the original paperwork. I still cant believe I bought this car for $750.00. I can honestly say if I took a brand new $40,000 car for a test drive and it was as smooth as me and my babes new Bonnie rides I would say the $40,000 car is a great car. We are thinking of hiring a team of psychiatrists to evaluate my current conditon of being a Bonneville owner for 2 1/2 weeks. They shouild have some Benzos or someting to calm me down.
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My little brother lost his lunch in the family Astro back in dec 97. We couldn't get the smell out so we traded the van for The Bonneville in jan 98. She was a demo car and had a few thousand miles on her. Parents had it till i sold my 91 Skylark in march 04. Then i took her from them for 3500. I learned to drive in her ...and most likely so will one of my kids. Lol... Bonnevilles for ever
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